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Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom Lens Sample Photos

Marketed: 01-Jan-2004
Lens Mount: AF-S
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SRW28-Dec-2012 06:28
Got this as the 'kit' lens with my D200; and it is certainly the best lens I have for sharpness, etc.. Although I love my Sigma lenses, the Nikon quality just shines through... -- it's almost tactile: both in the product, and the resulting images: which need very little processing.... I should use this more...!
philbourgeois12-Feb-2009 17:42
Sorry...was multi tasking while typing....that should read....

"Another issue is BARREL DISTORTION at the wide angle..."

philbourgeois12-Feb-2009 17:39
This has been my main 'walk-about' lens for four years now. I bought a D80 and this was the kit lens.

For the price, it is a good lens. I would prefer the 17-55 F2.8 DX lens...but considering the 18-70mm is almost 1/4 the is a good deal.

Light fall off in the corners are the main concern with this lens. Once you get up to f8-9.5 it seems fine. Use of the vignetting tool in NX2 is highly reccomended for this lens.

I'm no pro, but I've found the sharpness of this lens to be excellent.

Another issue is pincushioning at the wide angle end of this lens. Personally I don't find this a problem (and even like the effect in some cases), though some photographers seem to find this a major problem. My style of shooting doesn't include a lot of buildings or interiors...Again, most Image manipulation programs will have a tool to help correct this.

For the price I think this is a fine lens. For a pro or a photographer with pro'll want to look elsewhere...and spend more.
Darbowski22-Dec-2007 00:15
Très bon objectif. Et bien meilleur qu'un 18/200 VR sur sa plage d'utilisation.
foto61.net05-Sep-2007 14:18
Sorry but I must really disagree to what I read here. First of all make yourself free of all that stereotypes saying that basic stuff must be bullshit. In fact it is bullshit to read tests and look at pincushion diagrams instead of shots you took yourself. If you consider price/performance ratio this lens is just very good (€ 380.-). It may be possible that the samples I tried (one bought 2006 and two from 2007) have been upgraded, but the specs from 2004 & 2007 show no differences. However, I have tried it on the D70, 80, 200 and even on the D2xs and it perfroms equally well. Try to make some test shots between 60&70mm and then do the same with the Nikon AF-S 28-70/2,8D IF-ED (for € 1749.-) and you will be astonished how good the kit lens performs for less than 400.-. It does not perform very well around 30 - 40mm but still acceptable. Around 18 to 25mm it is still good but can of course not match with the excellent AF-S DX 17-55/2,8 G IF-ED (for € 1415.-)
Overall it is a very good lens.
My recommendation: do not read tests, do not trust everything you hear or read. Go, get any lens you want for a day or two. Make your shots, take a close look and buy what makes good pictures.
Guest 19-Aug-2007 08:09
oh Yes ... as Tomek wrote, this lens is just a BASIC glass from Nikon gear but at least something for a first years of DSLR challenges,. Filters ... who cares, from this lens you simply CANNOT expect miracles ... cause it's useless :) It's a BASIC glass w/o any superb extra bonuses. Don't expect that the zoom would be FAST as much as you paid for this glass.

18-70 it's a first step with DSLR photography guys,. Next I would suggest ... 18-200 VR :o) Next ... 2.8. glasses ... but this step demand much more then just a money :)

Guest 02-Aug-2007 22:54
I have been using the lens for full 3 years, now. It has very useble range so 95% of the time it is the right lens to use. Its performance is a mixed bag, I'd say. The focus is slow, slower than many people would wish. Not a big deal for a kit lens, you can live with it, but still... Another thing is the AF is not precise enough. One can argue that the lack of crispness can be the price for a depth of field but... I don't buy it. The best way to use the lens and be happy with image sharpness is to zoom-in to set focus just right, then zoom out and then shoot. Otherwise you will be scratching your heads what you did wrong. Using cheap filters does not help sharpness, too. Spend some $30 on a good multicoated UV filter. It won't hurt your budget but help image quality, definitely. Other than that, the lens is OK and considering its price, it's a bargain, especially for a person who bought a cheaper Nikon DSLR with a basic kit 18-55. Hope it helps. Tom.

PS. Over 2000 images taken by Nikon D70/Nikkor 18-70
Howard Sandler01-Apr-2006 16:15
Good kit lens with the D70. Sharper at the telephoto end. The poor area of performance is midrange, around 35mm, where I find it too soft for full length portraits, even stopped down. I have detailed evaluations here:
Guest 09-Mar-2006 21:38
A pretty sharp lens, at all apertures.
Highly recommended.
This is the lens I use more often.
Muthu Vinayagam17-Nov-2005 15:33
One of the best lens i have used till date. Highly recommended.
Guest 17-Nov-2005 13:39
I bought it with my D70 as a kit lens. It's a good lens.
Some photos taken with it
Christina Craft09-Jan-2005 08:10
Here are some images taken with this lens:
Guest 02-Jan-2005 19:37
para su precio resulta un objetivo versatil y de calidad. altamente recomendable.

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